We’ve just been notified by Digium that beginning September 1, 2012 there will be changes made with digium Switchvox systems both in pricing and software/subscription bundles. The changes are:
Switchvox will no longer come bundled with 10 silver subscriptions and the 10 phone feature packs (this will affect all versions of Switchvox SMB/SOHO with or without appliance).
Switchvox appliance price will be increased reflecting manufacturing costs.
After flooding in Thailand last year, digium having been picking up the tabs in significate hard-drive prices expecting it to return to pre-flooding levels. It was recently known that pricing will not be dropping back down, so it is now necessary for digium to make adjustments to the MSRP of Switchvox appliances.
Are you a resident or small business owner (SOHO/SMB/SME) looking for a digital wireless mobile VoIP phone with HQ audio? Grandstream Network may have the answer for you with their new line of the DP715 & DP710 DECT Cordless IP Phone.
The DP715 model comes with the DECT handset and the VoIP base station with integrated charger. The DP710 is its extension unit which contains a DECT phone and a charger unit (to be used together with the DP715 base station for added user convenience). The DP715 can support up to 5 SIP accounts and can expand up to 5 additional handsets with 4 concurrent calls. The DP715/DP710 offers users wide range indoor/outdoor coverage, TLS/SRTP security protection, and compatible with various major IP PBXs and supports, all at an affordable price. Thus DP715/DP710 users can enjoy the benefit of having both VoIP and mobility at a low risk investment.
Available now for pre-order, The Telecom Spot is expecting a shipping ETA in mid-July 2012. Questions? Please leave a comment below or contact our helpful consultants.
DECT base station registers up to 5 DECT handsets and talks to up to 4 handsets concurrently When multiple handsets share the same SIP account, Hunting Group supports the following flexible options: Linear Mode, all phones ring sequentially in the predestinated order Parallel Mode, all phones ring concurrently and after one phone answers,the remaining available phones can place new calls Shared Line Mode, all phones ring concurrently and always share the same line similar to analog phones Advanced telephony features including Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Conference, Transfer, Forward, Do Not Disturb, Message Waiting Indication, auto answer, multi-language voice prompt, flexible dial plan Support comprehensive voice codecs including G.711, G.723.1, G.729A/B, G.726 and iLBC Secure and automated provisioning using HTTP/HTTPS/Telnet/TFTP, multiple SIP accounts, SIP over TCP/TLS, SRTP Multi-Languages – English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish Currently Pending – TR069, IPV6(pending)
Conference Rooms Overbooked Again? Introducing Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam – The Amazingly Simple and Affordable Small Group Video Conferencing Solution.
I don’t know about you, but in the past I’ve often had the unfortunate experience of fighting over limited conference rooms with others in the company. With this economy, video and teleconferencing is that value-added service which set you and competitors apart, yet we rather not waste valuable financial resources on extra meeting rooms that cannot be multipurposed. So when Logitech introduced their new BCC950 Conference Cam, I knew this will be a great solution to end those frustrations. So, what is so great about Logitech’s new conference cam? Simply put, it’s a simple little gadget that will turn your personal/work space into the new conference room.
Let’s take a look at their specs:
All-in-One Design: The Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam combines HD 1090p 30fps video with HQ full-duplex speakerphone clarity for professional video conferencing.
Perfect for Small Groups: Still competing for those overbooked conference room systems or huddling around one single computer just to have a video meeting? With Logitech BCC950, now groups can collaborate over video from conference rooms, office and collaboration spaces easier than ever.
Easy Computer Connection: UVC H.264 onboard technology helps to ensure quick plug-and-play functionality on both PCs and MACs. No software installation necessary.
Utilizes Desktop Video Applications: Works on virtually any desktop video conferencing and UC application (including Adobe Connect, Avaya, Cisco WebEx and other Cisco Video Conferencing applications, Citrix Go-to Meetings, LifeSize Connections, FaceTime, Google Hangouts & Video Chat, Microsoft Lync & Office365, Vidyo, Skype and more). No expensive and proprietary systems to set up.
Remote Control Your Meetings: Quickly and easily control your meetings with the remote to answer/end calls, set volume up/down, pan, tilt, zoom and mute.
Everyone Can Be Seen: A 78-degree field of view and 180-degree remote-controlled video pan, tilt and zoom ensures each member on the small group is seen.
Crystal-Clear Sound: The built-in, full duplex speakerphone and noise-cancelling microphone allow all meeting members to hear and be heard clearly up to 8 feet away from the base.
Carl Zeiss® Optics with Autofocus: Enjoy razor-sharp images from a glass lens designed with the help of an industry leader. It allows detailed documents, whiteboards, or visuals to be shared close up during your calls.
Show Your Best Angle: The camera heigh extender and 8-foot USB cable allow users to adjust camera height and distance for the most flattering video angles so you can make the best impression during meetings.
Life-Like Conversations: Omni-directional sound and echo cancellation audio makes it seem like conversations are happening in the same room.
Professional-Grade Certifications: BCC950 Conference Cam is optimized for Microsoft Lync and Skype.
And did we mention it’s very affordable? Take a look at the full details here and see if this will end all the conferencing headaches for your workplace. Have questions? Please contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment. As always, we love to hear from you!
We’re excited to learn about 2 new products from Plantronics: New CS530 and BackBeat Go!
The new CS530 is designed to replace the CS70N headset for a new look and improved performance. The CS530 has the same over-the-ear wearing style in the CS500 series, but with sleeker style, include wide-band audio support, magnetic docking and more for the same affordable price and reliability you can count on.
The new Plantronics “BackBeat GO” wireless ear buds offers great sound on the go in a small convenient package. It has sound-isolating buds for rich stereo sound, up to 4.5 hours of listening/talk time, easy connection with smart devices, inline control for calls/music, onscreen battery meter and more!
Both of these new products will soon be in store at The Telecom Spot, so stay tuned!
When was the last time you reviewed your current business phone system and see if there could be room for improvement? According to a new study released by Sonus Network, utilizing a SIP-based unified communications infrastructures could improve productivity by up to 23% and reduce traditional telecom bills by up to 75%.
While upgrading to a new phone system would require investment upfront, it could save you more money in the long run. Feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants here at The Telecom Spot and see how we can help you save!
The engineers at snom have finally added some long awaited features to the snom M9. At first glance, the snom m9R looks identical to the snom m9 but with some major differences. The snom M9R adds:
Higher data storage capacity
Greatly improved voice quality
Optional industry standard protective shell
The repeater functionality can only be guaranteed with a snom m9r base station and snom m9r handset and will not work with the snom m9 model. The final QA testing with the repeater is currently underway and expected to be completed soon so that deliveries can begin in Q3/Q4 2012.
Shopping for new conference phones but not sure where to start? Consider the popular Quattro3 from Phoenix Audio. The hardware and software design of the Quattro speakerphone provide it with extended range of audio pickup and broadcasting to cover larger spaces without the use of satellite microphones or speakers.
The Phoenix Audio Quattro3 is an upgraded version from their Quattro2 conference phones and incorporates the latest in digital signal processing and technologies. Most noticeable are the relocating the connectors to underneath the units for easier “under table installations”, embedded daisy chain interface, improved performance, and built-in dial pad options.
Take a look at the Quattro3 quick overview chart below to see which one would best fit your needs:
We hope the comparison chart above has been helpful for you, but if there are any questions please feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below. We love to hear from you!